Avoid fad diets; build healthy eating habits & exercise for lasting weight loss success. - Dr. Amy Killen, MD.
Long-term success comes from flexible, sustainable living, not restrictive diets. Cultivate a better relationship with food.
Protein aids weight loss, making you feel full and reducing cravings. Suggested intake: 1.2-1.6g/kg/day, 15-20% of calories.
Individual protein needs vary. Aim for 0.8g/kg/day for adults. Trista Best RD recommends 1.2-1.6g/kg/day for weight loss.
Lack of sleep & stress increase cravings for unhealthy foods, leading to obesity. Aim for 7 hrs of sleep, avoid screens pre-bed & manage stress.
Quality sleep aids weight loss. Try meditation, nature walks, and journaling to reduce stress. Avoid eating 2 hrs before bedtime.
Not eating enough hinders weight loss. In a study, students who skipped meals had over 10% weight gain, likely due to slowed metabolism.
Avoid skipping meals; it can lead to weight gain. Opt for mini-meals throughout the day to keep your metabolism active and steady.